Adding waypoints to Arc Map
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  • 1. Adding Waypoints to ArcMap
  • 2. What do I do after I collect the waypoints with the GPS units?
    • Download the waypoints to the computer
  • 3. 1. Download the waypoints from the GPS units into Garmin MapSource software.
    • Start Menu > All Programs >Garmin >MapSource
  • 4. MapSource
    • Click on Transfer>Receive From Device
  • 5. MapSource
    • Click the Find Device Button and select the boxes you wish to receive
    • Usually you just want Waypoints and Tracks
    • Press the Receive button when ready
  • 6. MapSource
    • Waypoints can be seen to the left hand side of the screen
  • 7. MapSource
    • Right Click on a waypoint
    • At the bottom of the menu click on Waypoint(s) Properties…
  • 8. MapSource
    • Here you can change the name and symbol
  • 9. MapSource
    • You can also edit the Tracks
    • Right click on a track and click on Track Properties
  • 10. MapSource
    • Here you can change the name and color
  • 11. MapSource
    • Once you finish editing your waypoints and tracks you need to send them back to the GPS unit but this time click
    • Send to Device (make sure to turn GPS on)
  • 12. MapSource
    • Click the Find Device Button and select the boxes you wish to receive
    • Usually you just want Waypoints and Tracks
    • Press the Send button when ready
  • 13. MapSource
    • When data is sent press ok and close MapSource
  • 14. 2. Download waypoints into DNR Garmin Software
    • Start Menu > All Programs >DNRGarmin >DNRGarmin
    Make sure the GPS is turned ON BEFORE opening the program
    • Start Menu > All Programs >DNRGarmin >DNRGarmin
  • 15. MN DNR - Garmin
    • Click on Waypoint>Download
  • 16. MN DNR - Garmin
    • Delete waypoints you do not want by selecting the whole row and pressing the red x button
    • Always delete the Garmin Taiwan, Garmin Europe, and Garmin waypoints
  • 17. MN DNR - Garmin
    • Click on File >Save To >File…
  • 18. MN DNR - Garmin
    • Then save the waypoints as a Text file (*.txt)
  • 19. 3. Import the Waypoints into ArcMap
    • Close MN DNR – Garmin
    • Turn of the GPS unit
    • Open ArcMap
    • Start Menu > All Programs >ArcGIS >ArcMap 10
  • 20. ArcMap
  • 21. ArcMap
  • 22. ArcMap
    • Select the text file you saved and click Add
  • 23. ArcMap
    • Make sure there is a Geographic Coordinate System in the Description Box
    • Click OK
  • 24. ArcMap
    • Right Click on the Event layer you just created
    • Click on Data >Export Data
  • 25. ArcMap
    • Rename the Export Output to a logical name
    • Click OK
  • 26. ArcMap
    • Click Yes
  • 27. ArcMap
    • Right click on the Event layer and click Remove
  • 28. ArcMap
    • You the waypoints are now a real layer on the Map
    • Click to zoom in and see them better
  • 29. ArcMap
    • You can repeat this for as many layers as you want